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Definition 1: the act of obeying; dutiful or submissive behavior with respect to another person - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for obeisance in the sense of this definition

(obeisance is a kind of ...) the act of submitting; usually surrendering power to another

(... is a kind of obeisance ) the act of obeying meanly (especially obeying in a humble manner or for unworthy reasons)

Definition 2: bending the head or body or knee as a sign of reverence or submission or shame or greeting - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for obeisance in the sense of this definition

(obeisance is a kind of ...) an act showing respect (especially a bow or curtsy)

(obeisance is a kind of ...) the use of movements (especially of the hands) to communicate familiar or prearranged signals

(... is a kind of obeisance ) the act of bending the knees in worship or reverence

(... is a kind of obeisance ) a former Chinese custom of touching the ground with the forehead as a sign of respect or submission

(... is a kind of obeisance ) a deep bow with the foot drawn backwards (indicating excessive humility)

"all that bowing and scraping did not impress him"

(... is a kind of obeisance ) a deep bow; a Muslim form of salutation

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